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#1 andyt

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:12 PM

I'm about to fit my windscreen and my question is do i need to use a sealant around the rubber to body aperture and also between the glass and rubber?



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:26 PM

I'd advise you to do it, use a proper window sealant, you'll want black or clear. Don't use just any random stuff as the window sealant stays soft so the window can flex.

I'm actually getting 2 screens fitted and sealed tomorrow, i can ask my fitter for product recommendations

Edited by cal844, 12 May 2019 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:43 PM

I'm sure my last screen was put in with "Arbormast" or something similar, recommend by a screen fitter. Didn't make any difference thought still leaked

Edited by Broomer, 12 May 2019 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:03 PM

Arbomast even.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:04 PM

I'm sure my last screen was put in with "Arbormast" or something similar, recommend by a screen fitter. Didn't make any difference thought still leaked


My car leaked alot, from a missing 5mm wide section of corroded top dash rail /scuttle flange... ended that trip with wet feet and a radio with a mind of its own lol, sorted now though... We welded the corrosion and have sealed both sides of the front screen seal

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:46 AM

Classic vehicles' windows are usually sealed with butyl rubber. The same stuff is used on interior door panels. It stays soft after it dries and is easily removed.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

Arbormast is all my fitter uses, the car is sitting with a spare screen sat in the seal with no fillet strip to let the seal take shape

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 12:21 PM

Thanks very much, I'll order a tube today.
Is that before he fits it?

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:16 PM

Once it's fitted, but before the fillet strip is added

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

Never had a leak, never used a sealant.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:15 PM

Never had a leak, never used a sealant.

You've been extremely lucky then. My '66 Mustang never leaked until I had a new windshield installed in it. The guy came back three times to fix leaks and it still leaked. I finally squirted extra in where it technically shouldn't be applied and fixed the leak myself.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:17 PM

Mini screens don't need sealant at all.

 

I'm about to fit my windscreen and my question is do i need to use a sealant around the rubber to body aperture and also between the glass and rubber?



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:58 PM


Mini screens don't need sealant at all.


I'm about to fit my windscreen and my question is do i need to use a sealant around the rubber to body aperture and also between the glass and rubber?


You haven't had a mini with a pin hole at the windscreen aperture




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